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LPDC
V.
FAWEHINMI

(1985) JELR 46499 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.177/1984 ·  5 Jul 1985 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
L.P.D.C. v. Fawehinmi (1985) NWLR (Pt.7) 300
L.P.D.C. v. Fawehinmi (1985) 2 NWLR (Pt. 7) 300
CORAM
AYO GABRIEL IRIKEFE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria KAYODE ESO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY NNAEMEZIE ANIAGOLU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ADOLPHUS GODWIN KARIBI-WHYTE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria CHUKWUDIFU AKUNNE OPUTA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

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Core Terms Beta
legal practitioners
section
disciplinary committee
legal practitioner
legal practitioners act
principles of natural justice
real likelihood of bias
chief gani fawehinmi
appeal committee of the body of benchers
civil rights
west africa
legal profession
rules of professional conduct
nigerian constitution
provisions of section
quasi-judicial tribunal
chief f.r.a. williams
intendment of section
professional misconduct
roll of legal practitioners
said legal practitioner
solicitor-general of the federation
administering authority of the type
administrative function
advocate of the supreme court of nigeria
attention of the hon. attorney-general of the federation
chief g. o. fawehinmi
chief judge of lagos state
decision of the body of benchers
decision of the said committee
determination of this legal issue
formal charges
gani fawehinmi esq
government notice no.69
hearing of the matter
high court
lagos state
legal issues
letter exhibit c
member of the committee
mercantile law division
nature of the complaint
nigerian constitutional law report
no. di7
official gazette of 18th january
quasi-judicial decision
said rules

A. N. ANIAGOLU, JSC (Delivering the leading judgment): The proceedings in this appeal relate to a Legal Practitioner who is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, one Gani Fawehinmi Esq., of 28, Sabiu-Ajose Crescent, Surulere, Lagos, and concerns a professional misconduct allegedly committed by him in that he engaged himself in "advertising, touting and publicity" by reason of a publication in a weekly newspaper, the "WEST AFRICA', dated 23rd March 1981, which read as follows:

A NEW BOOK ON NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION

TITLED

NIGERIAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW REPORT

1981 Volume One

Edited by

CHIEF GANI FAWEHINMI

the famous reputable and controversial Nigerian Lawyer..."

The issue which falls now, to be decided in this appeal is not whether or not Chief Gani Fawehinmi (hereinafter simply referred to as "Gani") committed the alleged misconduct, but the preliminary issue of the competence of the individuals scheduled to adjudicate on the matter under the Legal Practitioners Act 197…

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